By Ezra Odogu, Abuja
As part of effort towards making Nigeria the automotive hub in Africa, the Katsina State Government and the National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC) said it has concluded plans to hold the Katsina Automotive and Spare Parts Summit.
In a statement to MeshackDaily on Tuesday, the Director General of Katsina State Public Exhibition and Gallery, Mr Faisal Jafar Rafindadi, said the planned summit which will hold in Katsina, will commence with a media briefing in Abuja, and will brings together the most influential businesses, political leaders, spare part manufacturers and dealers in the Katsina automotive industry and from other parts of the country.
Described as the first of its kind in Africa, Rafindadi said, the summit is geared towards preparing youths in Katsina state and the nation at large for technological and automotive revolution.
According to him, the summit will features constructive debates on key topics; while the event will combine with targeted networking opportunities, and elaborates emerging business opportunities through the detailed insights of the industry’s primary stakeholders.
Speaking on these developments, the Director General of NADDC, Mr. Jelani Aliyu (MFR), said this is a set of physical incentives to promote local production as opposed to bringing in vehicles from overseas. He explained that what is also been done is to provide skills and opportunities for all, pointing out that the council was ready to collaborate with the State to create a world class mechanic village and also get the right expertize in terms of training on new technologies